Right to repair
working for the industry
In 2021, our key advocacy focus has been on the Productivity Commission’s draft report on Right to Repair. Following Commission’s inquiry submission process and a meeting with Commission representatives, the TMA submitted closing comments for the Commissioners’ consideration. This document highlights the TMA’s position on draft and final recommendations made by both the Productivity Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in recent reports concerning Right to Repair and the agricultural machinery market. The TMA’s position on a number of issues is orientated around a major underlying factor impacting the industry and consumers – the serious lack of service technicians in rural communities, which impacts not only dealership workshop capacity to service customers but the number of independent repairers in those communities.